14:00 - 15:30

Matchmaking: One on One Sessions

Hotel Arena, Nº1 — Part of BMIM Special 2024

Since its inception, BMIM has been dedicated to facilitating and empowering the creative industries. Our One-on-One Sessions exemplify this commitment by connecting like-minded individuals directly, resulting in meaningful and productive interactions. We’re thrilled to help you connect with experts about your project, understand the future of the industry and its impact on your business, receive feedback on your work, and make deals.

You can request up to three meetings in total. After the deadline we will create all matches based on profiles and motivations. We strive to match everyone’s preferences as much as possible, but we cannot make any guarantees.

Experts

Bobby Boermans

Director, NL

After completing his education at the Netherlands Film & Television Academy, he studied at the prestigious American Film Institute Conservatory in Hollywood, Los Angeles. In 2011 he made his film debut with the thriller Claustrofiobia, followed in 2012 by his second film App. It was the first theatrical film in the world to use 2nd-screen, and the remake rights were sold to Hollywood. In 2012 he started as co-founder of the production company 2CFILM (Hartenstraat, Jack Ordert een Broertje, Oh Baby, Heart Struggle, Casanova’s, Thunderdome, Whitestar).

In 2013 he made the TV drama ROFFA (nominated Prix D’europe 2014). He then directed 4 seasons of the popular drama series Nieuwe Buren (based on the book by Saskia Noort) for Videoland. Nieuwe Buren was remade in France (M6) and was the first official purchase of Amazon Prime in the Netherlands. In 2018 he directed the successful hit Mocro Maffia, again for Videoland. It was sold to 23 countries and reached a record 50 million streams. Mocro Maffia was awarded the Golden Calf for best TV Drama 2021, the VIDEO AWARD for best on-demand series, and a DUTCH DIRECTORS GUILD nomination. Bobby also directs commercials for clients such as Heineken, Ajax, Albert Heijn, Audi, Sanex, Honda, Holland Casino, Soldaat van Oranje, Tommy Hilfiger & KPN. He is a board member of the DAFF (Dutch Academy For Film) and a member of EFA (European Film Academy).

Dan Bewick

Founder/creative director, The Elements Music, UK/US

Dan Bewick is an award-winning British composer, producer, sound designer, and DJ, and throughout his career has produced numerous club and crossover hits accruing sales into the millions worldwide. Having always had a passion for writing bespoke music to picture, he easily turned the skills he acquired whilst making records toward creating award-winning scores and sound design for feature films, computer games, and commercials. In 2015, Dan became a Partner at The Elements Music, and moved from London to LA. Since joining, he’s led the creative on projects for many of the world’s leading brands. Dan’s leadership has also been instrumental in TEM being named the Inc. 5000 list.

Einar Ihle

Music & Sound Design lead, Media.Monks, NL

Einar Ihle, multi-instrumentalist, producer and platinum awarded composer with over twenty years of experience in the music industry. Starting playing the violin and piano at the age of six and later strings and electronics in rock bands. After a period of sonic branding for radio stations, he started composing music for advertising and is now Music & Sound Design lead at Media.Monks.

Frank Wever

Producer, New Amsterdam Film Company, NL

After graduating from the University of Amsterdam with his Masters in Documentary & Fiction including courses focusing on sound in cinema, Frank joined production company New Amsterdam Film Company. In the midst of this company, he further explores his interest in dramaturgy and sound within narrative film & documentary, while always looking for the crossover between arthouse and mainstream film. Recently, New Ams released the first Dutch vampire film ‘We are animals,’ documentary ‘A Gabber heads home,’ and feature film ‘Hardcore Never Dies’.

Joey Boeters

Creative partner / CO founder, Happiness Amsterdam, NL

Growing up in the Tel Sell era, Joey always wanted to become an inventor. But after failing to invent the next Quick ’n Brite or Boogy Bass, he guided his creativity elsewhere: Advertising. Joey aims to do advertising like Dennis Bergkamp did football. Because solving problems makes people content, but solving problems in a creative and surprising way makes people happy.

Josie Taalman

Head of Production, KeyFilm, NL

KeyFilm develops and produces feature films and drama series in close collaboration with writers and directors for all platforms in a variety of genres for multiple audiences. Founder Hanneke Niens is an Oscar nominated producer, she and her team have an extensive international network of co-producers and financiers. KeyFilm projects are a.o. the feelgood trilogy Soof (20 million box office), drama series Swanenburg (NPO Award most streamed series 2021), war drama Line of Fire (Golden Film 100.000 visitors), award winning Nena (Berlinale Special Mention Jury Award 2015) and coproductions Huda’s Salon (by Oscar nominated director Hany Abu-Assad) and Queens (Venice Critics Week 2022).

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Julia Weyts

Sound Director & Lead, Sonhouse Amsterdam, NL

From playing the drums as a teenager to DJ’ing during Law school, Julia has always been driven by sound, music and voice. After her master she helped Epidemic Sound develop the European market and focused on music over the past decade. With that background and drive she co-launched Sonhouse Amsterdam with 1 clear mission: to curate the right sound for your project.

Kathleen Wallfisch

Music Supervisor, Music In Vision, DE

Kathleen Wallfisch is a Music Supervisor and former cellist, graduating from The Royal Academy of Music in London. Based in Berlin and London, her company, Music In Vision, contracts musicians for on-camera work. Recent work includes Napoleon (Apple Studios), Gladiator 2 (Paramount), both directed by Ridley Scott, and a German documentary, Die Zeit Verbrechen for X-Filme/Paramount Plus.

Michelle Hoekstra

Lemming Film, NL

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Mikka Sindhunati

Mikki Sindhunata

Director, DPPLR

Mikki Sindhunata is a Netherlands-based director. Graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy. With roots in the dance world, she develops a sensitive directing style and performative film language that originates from movement and music. In combination with her art background she owns a unique visual style with a strong eye for detail. Physical storytelling translates directly to emotion, and is therefore often a great way to articulate a story or brand’s message. During her career she worked with clients like IKEA, ECCO, Zalando, KLABU, Nike, Heineken, Vodafone, Ronald McDonald House, Libresse, Top Notch, Sony Music, Philips, VPRO.

Mira Mendel

Interakt, NL

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Nicky Onstenk

Producer, IJswater Films, NL

Nicky Onstenk graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy in 2019 and soon after started working as a producer for IJswater Films. She has since achieved success in producing notable short films like “Spotless” (Winner of the Berlinale Crystal Bear 2022) and “Magma” (Berlinale Generation 2023), along with documentaries including “Dunya” (2021) and “Luc” (2022). In April 2024, the thriller/horror feature “Pariah” is set to have its international premiere at the Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival. Additionally, several new features are currently in development.

Tom Fekkes & Yanick Pilgram

Post supervisor, Pupkin, NL

Tom & Yanick both work at Pupkin Film BV as Post Production Supervisor. Together they supervise and coordinate all post-production, inhouse for Pupkin Film BV, Juliet at Pupkin & DOCS by Pupkin.

Application form

BMIM Special matchmaking

Deadline to apply is May 30, 12:00h